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Camping Tents – What To Look For


Understanding how to examine a product like a camping tent will go long ways in helping to ensure that you choose the right one. If you are considering purchasing a camping tent, you are going to want to do your research. Because there are so many options available, you want to be sure that you can choose the right one.

What To Look For When Choosing Camping Tents

1. Material

camping-in-a-national-parkThe first thing that you are going to want to look for when you are shopping for camping tents is the right material. Camping tents come in a variety of different materials. You want to be sure that you choose the right one. First you must consider the type of weather conditions and the overall climate that you are going to be using your tent in.

2. Size

The size is also something that you are going to want to consider when you are shopping for a tent. You want to make sure that you purchase a tent that is plenty large to fit everyone that you are going to be camping with. Also, you want to be sure that it is going to provide other things that you might need to bring with you. The size of the tent is very important to consider early on in the process.

3. Price

The price of the tent is another thing that you must consider early on in the process. You want to make sure that you are not wasting your time looking at tents that are way out of your price range and budget. Therefore, you should try to come up with a good budget and a good price point at which you can work with. That way, you can begin to narrow down your options regarding how much the tent is going to cost.

4. Warranty

If you are planning on purchasing a tent, you are likely going to want to keep it for a long time. Nothing is worse than buying an expensive tent only to find out that it breaks or experiences a malfunction when you need it the most. For this reason, you will want to be sure that you get a sufficient warranty on it. That way, you can be covered in case anything happens with your tent, and you need it repaired. A good brand and a good product is going to have a good and solid warranty on it anyways.

5. Reputation

tent during night timeThe last thing that you need to look at and consider is the product’s actual reputation. You want to make sure that you find a product with a solid all-around reputation in the marketplace. By finding a product with a good reputation, you should be able to find and invest in a good tent that is going to service you well. Be sure to read all of the reviews and determine whether or not they are reliable by seeing if they have a verified purchase next to their name/review.

As a general rule, your tent should be

  • Easy to setup/pitch
  • Provide good ventilation
  • Provide enough room/space

A few other features people are looking after when purchasing a brand new tent :

  • Entrance and Windows
  • Storage pockets
  • Carry bag
  • Awning size
  • Extra features

And to end this article, let’s not forget one of the main criteria which is the price!

How much should you spend on your tent? We all have different budgets and this will be covered in another post soon.

Mark Jonson
Mark Jonson
Outdoor enthusiast and rafting addict. From Cleveland Ohio born and raised (GO CAVS). Working for a professional kayaking company located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Ohio. I am a huge NBA fan and spend the rest of my spare time djing as a hobby.

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